Beyond Belief

Late last night the FBI issued a statement clearing Hillary Clinton of wrongdoing regarding her e-mails –

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-37892138

Will this make a difference for the vote on Tuesday? I certainly hope so!

Predictably Trump has said the FBI were colluding in this and that she is guilty –

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-37892348

I still have no idea why anyone listens to this bloke – much less believes anything he says.

At a rally where President Obama was speaking a Trump supporter started to heckle him – the reaction of the President demonstrates what America (and the rest of the world) are going to miss –

The president asked the crowd to “sit down and be quiet for a second” and proceeded with a lecture on why they shouldn’t get worked up over a protester. “You’ve got an older gentleman who is supporting his candidate. He’s not doing nothing. You don’t have to worry about him. This is what I mean about folks not being focused,” Obama said. “First of all, we live in a country that respects free speech. Second of all, it looks like maybe he might have served in our military and we ought to respect that. Third of all, he was elderly and we got to respect our elders. And fourth of all, don’t boo—vote!”

You can see it here –

http://edition.cnn.com/videos/politics/2016/11/04/obama-north-carolina-protester-crowd-focus-sot-nr.cnn

How did Trump react to this – he lied about what happened – despite this video evidence being available to all –

But Friday night Donald Trump told supporters a story that didn’t just include a fib or two, but was pretty much the opposite of what actually happened.

Complaining about how the media always focuses on protesters at his rallies, Trump said Obama “was talking to the protester, screaming at him, really screaming at him,” adding that “if I spoke the way Obama spoke to the protester, they would say, ‘He became unhinged!’ ” He then reiterated his point, saying that Obama “spent so much time screaming at this protester and, frankly, it was a disgrace.”

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/11/05/donald_trump_flat_out_lies_about_obama_s_reaction_to_a_protester_at_rally.html

Sounds shocking, until you look at what actually happened and start wondering whether Trump really is living in a parallel reality where up is down and defending is attacking. There was indeed a pro-Trump protester who interrupted Obama’s speech Friday afternoon, but the president chastised the crowd for booing him and defended the Trump supporter’s right to free speech.

The fact that it remains possible that this reality TV bloke could actually become President makes me wonder about the sanity of half of Americans.

Of those eligible to vote – over half are women – how is it possible, after all he has said about women, that he is still in this race for fuck’s sake.

America don’t forget what you are losing

 

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